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Delhi gangrape survivor susceptible to infection, say doctors

Dec 26, 2012 10:46 AM IST India India

New Delhi: The 23-year-old gangrape survivor continues to be critical and she still remains on ventilator support at the Safdarjung Hospital in Delhi. Doctors say that the condition of the survivor deteriorated late on Tuesday night and special and senior doctors stayed till 2:30 am to bring her condition back to normal.

The doctors now say that the survivor's condition is stable, but she continues to be critical and in the ICU. She is also susceptible to various infections, say doctors.

Earlier, doctors said they were trying to reduce ventilator support and that the 23-year old was doing better as compared to Monday. They say she was alert and able to communicate through hand gestures. Talking about the blood counts of the survivor on Tuesday, the doctors said, "Real improvement will be when body starts producing by itself...till now platelets are being pumped into the body of the girl."

Though the doctors pointed that the survivor was not out of danger, they added that she was better and still needed some support.

Meanwhile, in a move that has raised many eyebrows, the girl, in spite of her condition, had to give her statement to the police once again on Tuesday.

This came after Delhi Chief Minister accused the Delhi Police of interfering with the recording of the first statement.